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ENGAGEMENTS

2021/22 Season

Masterclass- Un Ballo in Maschera

Soloist  | January 25, 2022

Soprano, Tasha Koontz, will join 2 other special guests in a special donor event in anticipation of the upcoming, Un Ballo in Maschera performance at the end of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra season in 2022.  Maestro Riccardo Muti will lead the singers in a masterclass on selections from Verdi's opera.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Mother's Day Concert @ the Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Soloist  | May 8, 2022

2 PM

Civic organist, Raúl Prieto Ramírez, and soprano, Tasha Koontz, will join together on a free outdoor concert featuring the works of prominent women composers to celebrate Mother's Day on May 8th, 2022 at 2 PM in Balboa Park.

Spreckels Organ Society

Soloist  | May 14 and 15, 2022

ARTISTS AND REPERTOIRE

Jahja Ling, conductor
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Edvard GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 23 (Selections compiled by J. Ling)
Johannes BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

ABOUT

Edvard Grieg appears also in the first half of this concert, led by Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling, with Maestro Ling's own selection of movements from the Norwegian composer's unforgettable incidental score written to accompany the first performance of the play Peer Gynt, by his friend and contemporary Henrik Ibsen. For Johannes Brahms’ vast and tragic Piano Concerto No. 1, composed as a memorial to his beloved friend the composer Robert Schumann, the soloist is one of the greatest exponents of this music in our time, Yefim Bronfman.

San Diego Symphony

Resurrection (Canceled due to Covid 19 Pandemic)

Soloist  | June 4-5, 2022 (canceled)

Resurrection

 

In honor of those who look to the future
Steven Schick, Conductor

 

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus concludes its season with Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony featuring soprano soloist, Tasha Koontz. They offer it both as connection to the past and as a promise for the future.

Ms.Koontz previously appeared with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus as a soloist in Mahler's 4th Symphony and Carmina Burana.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

La Traviata

Violetta  | October 2, 2021

La Traviata in Concert on October 2nd at 7 pm located at St.Peter's Episcopal Church in Del Mar. Featuring some of the best talent San Diego has to offer, the FF Collective is proud to present this opera classic conducted by Bruce Stasyna of San Diego Opera. You will be able to see some of your favorite singers including Adam Caughey, Tasha Koontz, Michael Sokol, Sarah-Nicole Carter, and more. Tickets available soon but save the date in your calendars now!

 

Due to the covid-19 delta variant, audience members will be asked to wear masks for the duration of the concert. Musicians are vaccinated, will be tested, and will not be wearing masks while singing.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit https://www.theffcollective.org/

FF Collective

September Songs

Soloist  | September 10, 2021

The FF Collective, a new non-profit arts organization founded by Tasha Koontz, Sarah-Nicole Ruddy Carter, and Katie Hickey, is presenting an hour long program of art songs, jazz standards, and music theater favorites, and will feature all three of our founders and Bruce Stasyna as the collaborative pianist. This performance is a fundraiser for our upcoming performance of La Traviata in Concert. Join the artists following the concert for a complimentary glass of wine.

 

Due to the covid-19 delta variant, audience members will be asked to wear masks for the duration of the concert. Musicians are vaccinated, will be tested, and will not be wearing masks while singing. To maximize air circulation, we will have doors and windows open, HEPA air filters running, and we will have a brief intermission outdoors.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit https://www.theffcollective.org

FF Collective

Premiere Fundraising Concert

SOLOIST  |  August 20, 2021

The FF Collective, a new non-profit arts organization founded by Tasha Koontz, Sarah-Nicole Ruddy Carter, and Katie Hickey, is presenting an hour long program of favorite opera arias and duets. This performance is a fundraiser for our upcoming performance of La Traviata in Concert. Join the artists following the concert for a complimentary glass of wine.

 

Due to the covid-19 delta variant, audience members will be asked to wear masks for the duration of the concert. Musicians are vaccinated, will be tested, and will not be wearing masks while singing.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit https://www.theffcollective.org/

FF Collective

New Music Concerts

SOPRANO SOLOIST  |  August 8 and 10, 2021

Join Tasha Koontz, soprano, acclaimed pianist, Dr.Peter Walsh, and the Hausmann Quartet for two concerts featuring the music of the DMICS Fellows.  There will be world premiers of multiple pieces and we are thrilled to be presenting this beautiful music to the San Diego community. 

DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER'S SYMPOSIUM

Recital

SOPRANO SOLOIST  |   April 11, 2021

Join Tasha Koontz, soprano, and acclaimed pianist, Dr.Peter Walsh for an afternoon recital featuring a varied program of art song and opera selections.  Featured repertoire will include works by Hugo Wolf, Amy Beach, W.A Mozart, G.F. Handel, and many more favorites.

This will be a pre-recorded streamed event.

MUSICAL MERIT FOUNDATION

One Amazing Night

SOPRANO SOLOIST  |   April 24, 2021

A Unique Drive-In Experience
At Pechanga Sports Arena San Diego - Parking Lot
3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego CA 92110


Join San Diego Opera on a musical exploration of great works inspired by, and composed in response to, cataclysmic moments in history such as 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the HIV Crisis of the 1980s.

Guest performers and members of the exceptional San Diego Opera Chorus partner with the San Diego Symphony, under the baton of Bruce Stasyna, to present a memorable musical experience punctuated with poignant narratives. 

SAN DIEGO OPERA

Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Barber)

SOPRANO SOLOIST   |   February 22, 2020

Franz Schubert was just 16 when he composed his Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The conductor Sir Colin Davis described it as “a lovely, enchanting piece [that] hardly ever gets played.” The symphony harkens back to the London symphonies of Haydn, and to Mozart. Soprano Tasha Koontz joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber’s evocative Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on poems by James Agee. 

CALIFORNIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Mendelssohn)

SOPRANO SOLOIST  |   October 11 & 12, 2019

Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare's homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY

AÏDA (Verdi)

THE HIGH PRIESTESS   |   October 19, 22, 25, & 27, 2019

Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh’s daughter Amneris discovers that her rival for the love of the Egyptian general Radames is none other than her Ethiopian slave, Aida. In an ironic turn of events Aida’s father, the King of Ethiopia, demands that she act as a spy for her homeland, potentially destroying the trust and affection of the man she loves.

SAN DIEGO OPERA

GLORIA (Vivaldi)

SOPRANO SOLOIST   |   December 14, 2019

The San Diego Festival Chorus & Orchestra celebrate the holiday season with Vivaldi's classic masterpiece, Gloria.

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS

& ORCHESTRA